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Central Arkansas Transit Authority


CAT provides service to the general public, commuters and disabled clients.··

Transit has been important in Pulaski County’s growth since the 1880’s. ·Buses were in local use by 1918, bringing riders to streetcar lines. ·By 1946, all streetcars had been replaced by buses. In 1972, Metroplan received Federal funding to purchase the assets of the private corporation. ·To better support the transit system, the Central Arkansas Transit Authority, CAT as it is known today, was created in 1986 by an Interlocal Agreement chartering CAT as a public corporation.

Today, CAT has 20 fixed routes and 3 express routes serving Jacksonville, Gravel Ridge, Sherwood, Maumelle, Oak Grove and Highway 10 to Roland. Its paratransit division, Links, provides mobility to persons who are prevented by disability from using regular fixed-route buses. ·River Rail, a 3.4 mile streetcar system opened its first phase in November 2004. The second phase opened in February 2007 and extended services to the Clinton Presidential Center and Heifer, International.

Contact Information
Central Arkansas Transit Authority
901 Maple St.
North Little Rock, AR ·72114
(p) 501.375.6717
(f) 501.375.6812
Scheduling: ·501.375.1163
Hours of Operation
Daily - Call 501.375.1163 for Scheduling
Base Fare
Fixed Route - $1.35
Demand Response - $2.70
River Rail - $1.00